I'm proud to say that I passed week four with flying colors! This week I ran for 3 and 5 minute durations with minimal issues. I have grown. Today's me is ages ahead of the me that started this blog 14 months ago. I realized that I have advanced physically as well as mentally now that I'm turning the halfway point of this incredible journey. My "AHA!" moment came on day one of this week's challenge.
I was running on day one of week four's challenge when I felt like I should quit. I was on the first set of running for five minutes and after the three minute mark I was breathing hard and slowing down a little bit. I came to a crossroad (metaphorically speaking). I could stop running, claim that this week was too hard, and then repeat it over and over until I became efficient at it. OR I could push through the initial wall of fatigue and complete the run.
I chose the latter.
I pushed through the fatigue and finished the first five minutes. The recovery time is reduced to a minute and a half and two and a half minutes between the running portions of the program. That kinda sucks but I survived. I also survived the second sets of running times as well. WOO HOO! The name of the game is settling into a rhythm. It's easy to let the mind wander when you're set to almost an autopilot like trance. The music sets me free and I'm off, flying to far away places in my brain.